David Lee Alexander of Norman, Oklahoma was born on July 8, 1958 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Jerry and Shirley (Rather) Alexander. He passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at his residence in Norman at the age of 63.
After graduating from Duncan High School in 1976, David attended the University of Oklahoma where he ultimately received a Master’s Degree in Eastern Culture. After college, David moved to Taiwan where he became fluent in Chinese and pursued a career translating and editing documents for the Asian Bulletin. Upon returning to the United States, David landed a job in San Francisco working as a senior editor for the University of California at San Francisco. Ultimately, he retired and moved back to his beloved Norman, Oklahoma, where he was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan.
David enjoyed traveling both domestically and abroad where he was able to spend time in China, Russia, Vietnam, Europe and Central America. He also enjoyed listening to music and traveled many times to concert venues and blues festivals. He had a passion for collecting coins from his many travels.
Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Shirley Alexander of Duncan, Oklahoma; two brothers, John Alexander and wife, Tona of Marlow, Oklahoma and Bob Alexander and wife, Maria of Friendswood, Texas; a close cousin, Darrel Martin and wife, Kerri of Yukon, Oklahoma; and an aunt, Betty Penner and her husband, Jerry of Perryton, Texas. He was also survived by many other relatives.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 12, between 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Whitt Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Whitt Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Southerland, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church West, officiating. A live stream of Mr. Alexander's service will be available by visiting his obituary at www.whittfh.com. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, near Comanche, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Ragan Harris, Bob Blackerby, Phil Harris, John Alexander, Bob Alexander and Darrel Martin.
Memorial contributions can be in lieu of flowers to the American Diabetes Association, online at diabetes.org.
Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com.
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